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Moss couches, a suspended forest, floating fountain, school gardens and a wildflower world are just some of the drawcards sucking in 400 visitors every hour today at The NZ Garden & Art Festival's Lakes Expo Pavilion. From 9.30am the festival's...

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With spring here, butterflies are laying eggs on swan plants around the region – but a Tauranga expert of the winged beauties says they're flying under threat from nature and humans. Mary Parkinson, who runs Te Puna Quarry Park's butterfly...

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The damp weather continues to linger in the Bay of Plenty, with more rain and wind set to bring in the start of the weekend. Metservice is forecasting an area of wet weather will continue to track up the country from the South Island before moving off...

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A lack of biosecurity preparation from the government and the kiwifruit industry almost certainly worsened the impact of vine disease Psa, which may have cost up to $930 million in lost exports. That's the opinion of an independent review by the...

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An Auckland boat infested with Mediterranean fanworm and clubbed tunicate sea squirt was discovered on a Pilot Bay mooring in Tauranga Harbour last week. The discovery was made by Bay of Plenty Regional Council contracted divers during the first round...

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The NZ Garden & Art Festival Garden Trail has proved yet again how much people love the opportunity to admire others' gardens. The first three days of the Garden Trail has attracted thousands into gardens from Katikati to Tauranga and the city's...

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Two Eastern Bay of Plenty men will be sentenced after being found guilty of poaching up to 60 spawning trout from an isolated stream near Lake Rotoiti – described as the worst poaching case in a decade. Thomas Tawha, from Te Teko, and David...

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Tauranga City Council is throwing its support behind a comprehensive national report aimed at reducing the social and economic impact of natural hazards in New Zealand. The Insurance Council of New Zealand recently released a 15-point plan regarding these...

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Bay of Plenty dairy farmers are hoping a drop in international dairy prices won't mean a fall in their returns. Overnight the GlobalDairyTrade auction experienced a 3.1 per cent drop to the lowest auction price in five years. The drop in international...

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Winds gusting up to 120km/h ripped through the Bay of Plenty this morning, bringing down trees on State Highway 29. The NZ Transport Agency reports one lane of the highway, at the intersection of Old Kaimai Road and Hanga Road, has now reopened. It was...

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Pilot Bay sunset. Photo by Linda Howe. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. photos@thesun.co.nz